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Expert Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance

Terms of Reference
The Expert Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance will take into account the relevant work of other expert groups (in the human and veterinary fields) when making its recommendations to the HLSC on:
  1. Existing or new strategies and measures to protect public health through:
    • Minimise the incidence of healthcare associated infections;
    • Monitor AMR and reduce its development and spread;
    • Maintain the effectiveness of antimicrobial use and optimise antimicrobial prescribing in the treatment and prevention of microbial infections.
  2. Standards/guidelines relating to AMR containment and their suitable adoption in Hong Kong having regard to international practices, trends and developments;
  3. Strategies for risk communication to promote AMR and how best to implement relevant risk communication or public education programmes; and any new directions for any research to be commissioned by the HLSC.
Membership (1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017)
Professor YUEN Kwok Yung
Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong
Vice Chairman
Controller, Centre for Health Protection
Local Members
Dr CHAN Sinn Kay, Olivia
Member, Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong and Member, Animal Welfare Advisory Group
Professor Richard FIELDING
Professor, Division of Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
Dr HO Pak Leung
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong
Professor LAU Lok Ting, Terence
Director of Innovation and Technology Development and Adjunct Professor,
Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Michael P REICHEL
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, The City University of Hong Kong
Dr SETO Wing Hong
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control
Dr TSANG Ho Fai, Thomas
Vice President, Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
Dr TSANG Ngai Chong, Dominic
Chief Infection Control Officer, Hospital Authority
Mr WONG Chun Kow,
President, World's Poultry Science Association (Hong Kong Branch)
Professor YOU Hoi Sze, Joyce
Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr YUNG Wai Hung, Raymond
Co-chairman, Working Group of Collaboration between Centre of Health Protection and Private Hospitals on Safe Use of Antibiotics and Infection Control
Overseas / Mainland Members
Professor Mary BARTON
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia
Professor Peter BORRIELLO
Chief Executive Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, United Kingdom
Professor Otto CARS
Professor (Infectious Diseases), Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dr GUO Fusheng
National Technical Advisor and Team Leader, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, China
Dr XU Shixin
Director, Safety Evaluation Office, China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control
Ex-officio Members
Assistant Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (Inspection and Quarantine)
Assistant Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene (Food Surveillance and Control)
Head, Public Health Laboratory Services Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
Principal Assistant Secretary for Food and Health (Food)3